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The name Sturzaker first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Stirzacre in the county of Lancashire. The surname Sturzaker belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Sturzaker Early Origins



The surname Sturzaker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Stirzaker originally Steresaker, in the parish of Garstang, some say before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The origin of the name is to describe estates which were steers-acre, and under this spelling the name was recorded in the 13th century.

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Sturzaker Spelling Variations


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Sturzaker Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Sturzaker has appeared include Stirzaker, Stirzacker, Stirsaker, Stirsacker, Sterzaker, Stersaker, Steresaker, Steresake, Stazicker, Staziker, Sturzaker and many more.

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Sturzaker Early History


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Sturzaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturzaker research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1620, 1622, and 1738 are included under the topic Early Sturzaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sturzaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sturzaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sturzaker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sturzaker arrived in North America very early: Robert Styrzaker who landed in North America in 1705.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturzaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturzaker (post 1700)



  • David Sturzaker, English actor, best known for his role as Dr. Simon Bond in the BBC soap, Doctors (2009 to 2011)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Sturzaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturzaker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 January 2017 at 21:31.

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